Saw 4

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When SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences.

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Studio Lions Gate
SKU 206575605
UPC 031398224228
UPC 14 00031398224228
Format DVD
Release Date 3/6/2012
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Bell,Tobin
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Cast & Crew
Angus Macfadyen - Actor
Anthony A. Ianni - Art Director
Betsy Russell - Actor
Charlie Clouser - Original Music By
Costas Mandylor - Actor
Darren Lynn Bousman - Director
David A. Armstrong - Cinematographer
David Hackl - Production Designer
Donnie Wahlberg - Actor
James Wan - Executive Producer
Kevin Greutert - Editor
Leigh Whannell - Executive Producer
Lyriq Bent - Actor
Marcus Dunstan - Screenplay
Patrick Melton - Screenplay
Scott Patterson - Actor
Shawnee Smith - Actor
Thomas H. Fenton, et. al. - Based On Story By
Tobin Bell - Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Horror films are like candy corn: familiar, bland, and sickening if consumed in large quantities. They're both ubiquitous at this time of year and there must be a large group of individuals who appreciate their dubious charms because they never go away. I like a good, scary horror film - something that raises the hackles and keeps me on the edge of my seat. It's been a while since I have seen one, however...Saw IV will likely sate the appetite of long-term, hardcore fans of the franchise, but it offers nothing to anyone who does not fall into that category. The movie's dense plotting and frequent flashbacks demand familiarity with the previous installments to make any sort of sense, and even then there are some sizable gaps. Did I piece everything together? No. Do I care? Not really. There are no human beings in this movie - just blood bags waiting to be popped. It's a depressing experience to view something like Saw IV. It's not just the soullessness that's dispiriting, but the lack of invention. When a movie does little more than repeat what its predecessors accomplished with grotesque effectiveness, it's past time to tip this corpse into its grave and bury it.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource Fangoria
Review How do you startle the audience for the Saw movies, who have by now seen just about everything in terms of horror, gore and torture? In the opening scene of Saw IV, the answer is: Give 'em a lingering look at Jigsaw's genitalia, as his dead body lies on a morgue autopsy table. Whether or not these are Tobin's balls or the cadaver is a prosthetic mockup is uncertain, because the movie very quickly demonstrates how advanced the state of the art is when it comes to makeup FX, as the deceased villain's scalp is peeled off, his skull cut open and his brain removed. Francois Dagenais, who created this wet work and also contributed to the previous sequels, has been an unsung hero of this franchise...[The film has] a better pace than the third film and a few individual setpieces that, even at this point in Saw's history, can still get you squirming. Series regular director Darren Lynn Bousman utilizes some really nifty visual transitions that help all the crosscutting go down a little easier, and it's nice to see Bell up and about in those flashbacks...And of course, there's a big twist ending, which isn't as cool as those in the first and second films but is a lot cleaner than the one in part three. The revelation does beg a few explanations--but of course, those will no doubt be addressed in the inevitable Saw V.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Michael Gingold
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Rated R, Widescreen, English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dolby Digital (5.1), No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Bell,Tobin
Label Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter ...doesn't deviate from the stylistic formula, which includes grinding industrial music, frenzied editing and a blue-gray color palette.
Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times ...bloody proof that Jigsaw may be dead, but his well of corporeal abuses has yet to run dry.
Nathan Rabin, The Onion A.V. Club Fans know exactly what they're in for, while everyone else knows to stay far away.
Robert Koehler, Variety ...more frenetically cut...more dimly lit...more madly packed with micro-incidents and action, and more brazen...
Total Film ...the dark lensing, twitchy editing and anatomy-lesson displays of viscera give it a grim, nihilistic edge...

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